Review – The Little Stranger

The Little Stranger, directed by Lenny Abrahamson, was a film where I felt as if I was continually waiting for something to happen, but nothing ever did. Watching this film is like being in a wave machine of potentially compelling elements. It raises you up and begins to push you towards something that seems really interesting, only to go back down again and never amount to anything, and it repeats this cycle for the entirety of its run. This will be an unfortunate review to write as it will involve me being quite harsh about the quality (or lack thereof) of this film and its various elements. So let’s get to it and discover if there’s anything in The Little Stranger that makes it worth your time and money. Read more

Review – The Sense of an Ending

The Sense of an Ending, directed by Ritesh Batra, is a film that struggles with its pacing; some of the film can feel slow and meandering – but it’s all worth it. The growth of the main character; how the story is slowly fed to you over the course of the film; how it all comes together in a satisfying package. ‘The Sense of an Ending’ is a film that some will struggle with, but if you give it a chance, you will find something sweet and rewarding at the end of it all. But let’s dispense with the intro and get on with the main review itself. Read more

Review – Assassin’s Creed

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Assassin’s Creed, directed by Justin Kurzel, is a film that has hints of potential. However, a failing on nearly every front, leaves this film lacking in anything memorable, exciting or interesting. It’s a shame to see a film that could have really been something that stood out (in the video game movie space); completely fail to capitalise on the opportunities it had. This is one of those films that quickly loses you and then never manages to pull you back in – no matter what it throws at you. But let’s get into the fuller review and see just where this film goes wrong. Read more

Review – 45 Years

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45 Years, written and directed by Andrew Haigh is a film that doesn’t overstate its presence. In the place of big, cumbersome story telling or characters that are complicated to ever feel real – 45 Years is a film that delivers something small and meaningful. Though this film won’t appeal to all (a rip-roaring event this film is not) it is still a film that leaves an impression and intrigue once the credits roll. Read more